Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips to help us improve our running and fitness. Today, she wants to encourage you to join a community that is a judgment-free zone — and we hope that means us here at Moms on the Run! Whether you're new to running or have been running for years, Moms on the Run is not only a great place to train, but to build community with other like-minded women.
We love witnessing how women's lives are transformed through Moms on the Run. That transformation is evident in Erin Rheault's life. A part of Forest Lake (MN) Moms on the Run, Erin went from a non-runner in 2011 to head coach in 2018 to franchise owner in 2020. She has learned running is not only beneficial physically, but it has proven to be her greatest therapy and closest community. Read on for a conversation with Erin to learn more of her story.
This month's inspiring member is proof that it's never too late to learn to run. Sue Dale was turning 59 when she joined Cottage Grove Moms on the Run — having never run before. Five years and several 5Ks later, Sue says her daughter, her coach and her teammates at Moms on the Run are the reason she now loves running.
Cottage Grove owner Charlyn McDanold shares, "Sue is always encouraging others and comes to class each week ready to give 110 percent. This year she is doing her first Winter Running Session so there is no stopping her. That takes a lot of dedication! Along with MOTR she also goes to the gym every morning to cross train and it shows, because every time she raced this past season she increased her pace. What I love the most about Sue, besides her dedication and commitment, is that she is always there for her team, to support them and to cheer everyone on."
Read on to learn more of our conversation with Sue.
At Moms on the Run, we hear over and over that many women join to get into running, but end up staying because of so much more. For Hastings (MN) member Amy Seefeld, Moms on the Run has far exceeded all her expectations.
"I wasn't actually sure what I was searching or hoping for when I joined," reflects Amy, "but thankfully the MOTR family surpassed anything I could have dreamed up. You all have filled me up with inspiration, support, love, friendship, motivation (and the list goes on) to carry me through to where I am today. Thank you, God, for bringing these amazing women into my life!"
Join us for one of our partner races, the Xperience Fitness Reindeer Run on Dec. 14. Carry your fitness through the holidays with a fun and festive race around Minneapolis' Lake Harriet. Join us for a 5K, 10K, or a 15K. Choose the right distance for you. Runners and walkers welcome. Use this registration link to sign up on Team Moms on the Run. For more details about the race, click here.